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CROWN PRINCE'S LUCKY ESCAPE.

A special despatch to the Now York ' Times ' from its Paris correspondent jgives the first authentic description of the Crown Prince escaping bv a tunnel after the battle of the Alarn'o. Hefore the battle the Prince was at St. Menoj houhl tor about a week with the Crown Princess. lie occupied a chateau licI hinging to a rich drug manufacturer. j who gained considerable notoriety some | years a.gn by advertising a cough j specific upon the Kift'el Tower. When j the Germans retreated the Crown j Prhiee and Crown Princess retired to 'the small village of .Montl'aucon. in the j Ai'ft'oune, where they lived for some j-days in a large liouse which previously j had been prepared for His Imperial Highness. Learning of this, the j French Dragoons made a furious <lash I cm Montfaucott. which they surrounded j with a regiment, and captured several I hundred Germans, but the Royal party j had tiown. The raiders found a new I subterranean passage. SO!) yards long. j connecting th.e house with a by-road at [the further side of a small wood. There a motor was always waiting during the Crown Prince's stay. It is further asserted that even this would not have saved him from capture if the .Mayor of Montl'aucon had not run to warn him when the French entered the village. For this treachery the Mayor • subsequently paid with his lile.

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CROWN PRINCE'S LUCKY ESCAPE., Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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CROWN PRINCE'S LUCKY ESCAPE. Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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